Tigers run past knights for third victory of season

Tigers run past knights for third victory of season

Running Wild: Running back Moe LaGrand (11) runs down the field in the Football Jamboree at OHS. LaGrand recorded a touchdown in the win against Francis Howell North while rushing for over 100 yards.

Following a win over rival Mehlville Sept. 17, OHS kept its momentum going by defeating Francis Howell North for their third victory of the season on Sept. 23.

Junior running backs Moe LaGrand (11) and Derrick Brown (11) both ran all over the field in impressive performances. LaGrand rushed for over 100 yards and one touchdown and Brown rushed for three touchdowns, leading the Tigers to a 43-14 victory.

“We executed well and got done what we needed to do,” said Brown.

OHS received the opening kickoff and on its sixth play from scrimmage, quarterback Andy Oliver (10) threw a 75 -yard bomb to wide receiver Javon Henderson (12) to put the Tigers up 7-0. Howell North ran a double reverse pass on its first play from scrimmage and the Tigers gave up a 77 yard touchdown pass, tying the score 7-7. After that, the Tigers defense stepped up and smothered Howell North’s offense.

“The defense was very solid tonight, other than one play we were not ready for,”  defensive end Eric Simon (12) said. He also had a fumble recovery in the game.

On OHS’s second possession the offense marched down the field capped by an 18 yard touchdown run by LaGrand. OHS scored on its next offensive possession making the score 21-7.Later Javon Henderson scored a 50 yard touchdown on a quarterback keeper. Before half-time OHS scored another touchdown and a safety making the score 36-7.

OHS scored its final touchdown at the end of the third quarter when Brown scored his third touchdown of the night. That put OHS up 43-7.

Howell North’s Terron Givans scored the final touchdown of the night on a 53 yard run, making the score 43-14.

Both Oliver and LaGrand attributed a lot of the Tigers success running the ball to the offensive line working hard. “I have to give credit to the O-line and my backs tonight, they had a great game,” Oliver said.

The Tigers, who are now 3-2 on the season, have a tough test their next game when they go to DeSmet to take on the highly ranked Spartans on Sept. 30 at 7p.m.